Interesting Linux oddities Linux has had quite a few odd programs and oddities released for it. One was a process management system that used a modified copy of Xdoom, a Doom source port, to manage processes. The utility used the Doom2 game files and there were Imps in the main outside courtyard. Shooting them and …

The title bars in the Gnome Shell desktop environment by default are much too thick. This simple code sample will make them thinner. Just create this file. ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css. Then put this code into it. headerbar { min-height: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-right: 2px; padding-left: 2px; }   headerbar entry, headerbar spinbutton, headerbar button, headerbar …

I just installed the Linux version of the SGI desktop on my Fedora 25 Linux machine. This was not too hard either. Download a copy of the installation script from here: http://www.maxxinteractive.com/site/?page_id=51. Run the script as root to download and install the MaXX desktop tarball. [[email protected] Downloads]# sh MaXX-Indy-1.0.0-Installer.sh   >>> Downloading MaXX Interactive Desktop …

Very useful Linux commands Another way to get the uptime of the system. awk ‘{printf("Uptime: %d:%02d days, %02d minutes, %02d seconds.\n",($1/60/60/24),($1/60/60%24),($1/60%60),($1%60))}’ /proc/uptimeawk ‘{printf("Uptime: %d:%02d days, %02d minutes, %02d seconds.\n",($1/60/60/24),($1/60/60%24),($1/60%60),($1%60))}’ /proc/uptime Find the actual device name of the drive that contains your root partition. ip-172-31-20-16:~> findmnt -n -o SOURCE / /dev/xvda1ip-172-31-20-16:~> findmnt -n -o SOURCE / …

The GRUB configuration on Fedora is editable with the VIM text editor, but what if the user wishes to edit it with a graphical program? Well you can. The grub-customizer utility allows a superuser to edit the GRUB file with a GUI window. Install it like this. [[email protected] Documents]# dnf install grub-customizer-5.0.6-1.fc25.x86_64[[email protected] Documents]# dnf install …

This is the execution flow for the Wannacry malware. This ransomware can encrypt all of your files and then demand payment in bitcoins to decrypt the files. The virus was recently remade into a 2.0 with no killswitch. But the older version is this one that had a killswitch that contacted a website that did …

Add a user to the sudoers file on Linux easily If you need to add your user on a Linux system to the /etc/sudoers file, this is how to do it properly. I am adding a new UNIX user to my system. This user will have sudo access. [email protected]:~$ sudo adduser adler Adding user `adler’ …

How to install Ubuntu from a mini.iso over the Internet Download the ISO image here: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso. Installing Ubuntu minimal from a mini.iso is very easy, the netinstall option downloads and installs all packages from the repositories on the Internet. Boot the installer and then select your installation language. Then set your location, this is important, …

Useful directory of website links on my website. The most popular and useful links Some very good GTK themes and wallpapers for your Linux desktop. How to use xrdp to remote into a Linux desktop from a Windows machine with RDP. How to crack a Windows 10 user password with Kali Linux and the john …

Complete pack of Windows wallpapers from every release of Windows, even hidden and promotional wallpapers. I previously had linked to a forum post that had this file, now it has 404 post not found. So I uploaded it to Google drive. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-W1m-kHGr03RVJ4ZjU3dnRHVjg. 506 megabytes. Download Windows 7 Wallpapers Pack (RTM Build 7600.16385). Here are some …

The cockpit service for Linux enables remote administration of a Linux PC from a client machine running any web browser. Installing this on Linux Mint is very easy. I am using Linux Mint 18.1 Firstly, run this command to install the PPA. [email protected] ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:[email protected] ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit Then update …